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Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA)

GS-III: Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA) Context Former IAS officer has been detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA). What is Public Safety Act in Jammu and Kashmir The act brought into 1978,primary to adopt a tough measure against timber smuggling in the state. It was much later that the act was frequently used to control militancy-related incidents. Under this act, government can declare any area as ‘protected’ and exercise authority to regulate

Water table dipping in Bihar

Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.   Prelims and Mains focus: about the findings of the report; challenges and steps taken   News: The latest telemetry report by the Bihar Minor Water Resources Department was released recently.   Key findings of the report The Water table has dipped alarmingly across Bihar between August 2019 and February 2020.   The dips in water table

RBI study on digital payments

Syllabus subtopic: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.   Prelims and Mains focus: about the RBI study and its key findings   News: A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) study on the progress of digitisation from cash to electronic was recently released.   Key findings of the study Cash still rules, but it is increasingly seen as a way to store value as an economic asset rather than to make p

Water crisis in Himalayan regions

Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.   Prelims and Mains focus: about the study and its key findings   News: A survey regarding water situation in Himalayan regions was recently published in the latest edition of the journal Water Policy.   About the survey The researchers surveyed 13 towns across Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan to understand the challenges of the urban denizens of the

SC lifts curbs on cryptocurrencies

Syllabus subtopic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-technology, Bio-technology and issues relating to Intellectual Property Rights.   Prelims and Mains focus: about cryptocurrencies: merits and demerits   News: In April 2018, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had barred regulated entities such as banks from dealing in bitcoins and other virtual currencies. The Supreme Court has now lifted the restriction.   What exactly are cryptocur

European Union’s Green Deal

Syllabus subtopic: Important International Institutions, agencies and fora - their Structure, Mandate.   Prelims and Mains focus: about the proposed law and its objective; about EU’s Green deal and its significance   News: Amid fierce criticism from environmental activists, the European Commission (EU’s executive arm) is unveiling plans for its first ever climate law — the basis of the European Union’s Green Deal aimed at making the 27-country bloc c

Freedom in the World 2020 report

Syllabus subtopic: Important International Institutions, agencies and fora - their Structure, Mandate.   Prelims and Mains focus: about the key highlights of the report and India’s performance   News: Freedom in the World 2020 report, a yearly survey and report by the U.S.-based non-governmental organization ‘Freedom House’ that measures the degree of civil liberties and political rights in every nation and significant related and disputed territories arou

Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)

Syllabus subtopic: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Prelims and Mains focus: about the move and its significance; about IOC   News: India has joined as an observer of the Indian Ocean Commission.   About the move With this, India joins China, which was made an observer in 2016, as well as the “International Organisation of the Francophonie” or the 54-nation French-sp

COMPREHENSIVE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

COMPREHENSIVE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- IR The date 26/11 has gone down in the history as a day that saw the most heinous attack carried on the Indian soil. The attack claimed 164 lives; leftover 300 injured and sent shock waves around the world. Terrorism has reared its ugly head every now and then and has devastated the world like nothing else. It is an issue which has affected millions of lives from Asia to the Americas but till date, there is

Sikkim’s Statehood Day-Formation of Sikkim

Sikkim’s Statehood Day. Introduction The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Sikkim on their Statehood Day on April,16th. Greetings on Sikkim’s Statehood Day. Home to talented and compassionate people, Sikkim has enriched national progress in many sectors. Sikkim’s progress in areas like organic farming have been admired all over. Formation of Sikkim On 16 May, 1975, the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim became the 22nd state of India, ending

D10 club

D10 club The British government has approached the US with the prospect of creating a 5G club of 10 democracies, including India, amid growing security concerns related to Chinese telecom giant Huawei. A so-called 'D10' club of democratic partners, including G7 countries – UK, US, Italy, Germany, France, Japan and Canada – plus Australia, South Korea and India will aim to create alternative suppliers of 5G equipment and other technologies to avoid relying on China.

Eurasian Group (EAG)

Eurasian Group (EAG) The Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and financing of terrorism is an FATF-style regional body. The EAG was established in 2004 and is currently an associate member of the FATF. The EAG was created for the countries of the Eurasian region not included in the existing FATF-style regional groups and is intended to play an important role in reducing the threat of international terrorism and ensure the transparency, reliability and security of the financia

Global Health Security (GHS) Index

Global Health Security (GHS) Index The Global Health Security (GHS) Index is the first comprehensive assessment and benchmarking of health security and related capabilities across the 195 countries that make up the States Parties to the International Health Regulations (IHR [2005]). The GHS Index is a project of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHU) and was developed with The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). These organizations b

Freedoms of the Air

Freedoms of the Air It is recognised by the ICAO First Freedom of the Air - the right or privilege, in respect of scheduled international air services, granted by one State to another State or States to fly across its territory without landing (also known as a First Freedom Right).   Second Freedom of the Air - the right or privilege, in respect of scheduled international air services, granted by one State to another State or States to land in its territory for non-traf

Vulnerable groups petition global fund

Vulnerable groups petition global fund Context Deprived of sources of livelihood during the pandemic, sex workers, trans-persons, gay and bisexual men, drug users and people living with HIV/AIDS have written to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) protesting against being ignored by governments and multilateral agencies in COVID-19-related emergency relief efforts. Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) Founded in 2002, GFATM, also known as Global Fund, is

Should the government regulate TRPs?

Should the government regulate TRPs? Context The Mumbai Police said that a TRP (Target Rating Points) racket involving three news channels had been busted. Since then, the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), which monitors the TRPs, has suspended ratings of news channels for three months. The alleged scam has once again highlighted the need for regulation. Target Rating Points (TRP)- a financial scam: Television channels are driven by TRPs and it is viewership

US sues Google in biggest anti-trust case: What it means for India ?

US sues Google in biggest anti-trust case: What it means for India ? Context The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) sued Google on Tuesday, alleging that the company had abused its dominant position in a way that had harmed its competitors as well as customers. Eleven US states have joined the DoJ in the anti-trust lawsuit against Google “for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in general search services and search advertising”. What is the lawsuit about? T

Kisan Suryodaya Yojana: Gujarat

Kisan Suryodaya Yojana: Gujarat It aimed at providing day-time electricity to farmers in Gujarat for irrigation and farming purposes. Rs. 3,500 crore will be spent over the next three years for providing solar power to farmers for irrigation during daytime (5 AM to 9 PM). 10 districts including Dahod, Gir-Somnath and Tapi have been selected under the Scheme for 2020-21. The remaining districts will be covered in a phase-wise manner by 2022-23.

Indira Rasoi Yojana: Rajasthan

Indira Rasoi Yojana: Rajasthan Aim: To provide nutritious food to the poor and needy twice a day at concessional rates. Under the scheme, each plate serves 100 grams of pulses and vegetables each, 250 grams of chapati and pickles. It aligns with the World Food Day’s 2020 theme to grow, nourish and sustain together. Implementation: The local voluntary organisations have been roped in for establishing the centres near the places such as bus stands, railway stations and hospitals

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